Friday, January 20, 2023

Project Quilting 14.2: Wavy Pink Pillow

I finished my second challenge of Project Quilting with plenty of time to spare... but then had trouble finding good light to photograph it for my post!  This week's theme was Pink Tint:  the project need to be inspired by the color pink.  I dug through my stash and found more pink than I thought I had.  The first thing that popped into my head was wavy strings.  I kept coming back to that every time I tried to think of some other pattern to do.  I swung between a quilted post card or another pillow case (since I still have all of last season's mug rugs).  My fabric drawer is rather packed, so I picked the pillow to use up more fabric.

Initially I thought I'd contrast the pink with some black.  I though all pink would be overwhelming.  But as the piecing progressed I decided to make the entire pillow pink.  I added in a bit of red, just for some interest (the kitties are pink!). 

I love the wavy strings.  The quilting is simple - some stitch in the ditch and a few additional wavy lines.  I found a spool of shiny pink rayon thread, so I split the quilting between that and some dark pink.  The top crept (creeped?) in spots as I quilted it, so there's a few ripply bits.  The perfectionist in me wanted to rip it out and try again.  I suspected that would be a losing battle.  Maybe it would have behaved if I starched it or spray basted?  Well, a little puckering/rippling adds character, right?  Sure. 

It's almost a shame that the back will get hidden by the pillow - I like how that looks! (And no puckering there.)

Then what to bind it in?!  I waffled between black, pink or red.  I really liked the red, but it blended in too much with the left side wave (my other red fabrics were too orange for this quilt).  I decided the pink made a soft pipping around the edge that doesn't draw away from the rest of the pillow.  I made an envelope back with the red and pink kitties.

Not bad!  The color isn't as overwhelming as I thought it would be, either. 

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  1. Love your modern looking pillow in pink! The red kitty fabric does make interest. I love the wavy quilting and the pink binding too. Beautiful!

  2. This project definitely spoke to you as you worked on it and you listened in a way that created a really lovely finish. Well done!

  3. Love this. The quilting is so good and really makes the pink waves pop!

  4. That is a great pillow, Sally! Fun colors and seasonal for February, but very modern looking. I like the pink binding, too!

  5. All those waves, both in pinks and quilting lines does make for a fun and modern pillow. The soft pink piping is a great choice.

  6. This is awesome! Love the waves and all the pinks with just a pop of red!

  7. Wavy strings make a great pillow and I love the quilting you did on it.

  8. Very fun pillow. Love seeing the back of the quilting and your process.

  9. I love your pillow! I think the addition of red gives it more oomph and sophistication than it would have had with only pink :)

  10. Awesome pillow!!! Love your freemotion piecing!!!


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